Samuel Kirkpatrick and the Canning Factory
Samuel Kirkpatrick (1854-1925) grew up in Ireland, was educated in Liverpool and emigrated to California, where he worked in the wholesale tea business and fruit processing factories. In January...Read more about "Samuel Kirkpatrick and the Canning Factory"...
Robinson Bros of Stoke
Robinson Bros in Main Road Stoke was originally an export orchard set up in 1910 by Thomas Robinson. Thomas was born in Clough, Northern Ireland in 1845...Read more about "Robinson Bros of Stoke"...
Orchards of the Nelson region
*Stoke Orchards* Stoke once had orchards everywhere, with hawthorn or occasionally gorse or macrocarpa hedges on the boundaries. The population was sparse, so everyone knew everyone. Geoffrey Gates who lived...Read more about "Orchards of the Nelson region"...
Aubrey Bryan Huruata Kenny
Aubrey Kenny was born in Johnsonville, in 1923. When his father died, the family came to Picton to join the extended family. He came to Nelson in 1996. Aubrey...Read more about "Aubrey Bryan Huruata Kenny"...
Stoke Freezing Works
The first shipment of frozen meat left New Zealand for the United Kingdom on the ‘Dunedin' in 1882, with the first works established at Burnside, Dunedin. The Nelson...Read more about "Stoke Freezing Works"...
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